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Best Horse Clippers 2019

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Earl Hamilton
• Monday, 16 November, 2020
• 7 min read

Horse clippers of all shapes and sizes can be found in just about every stable around the world. Whether you run a show barn and have to keep your horses pristine groomed or you run a backyard stable and just need to trim the occasional bridle path, having the right tool for the job makes things a lot easier.

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Writing a review on the besthorseclippers isn’t as easy as you might think. There are different types of clipping, so we’ll address each separately and give our thoughts on the best clippers for each job.

If you follow a strict lighting and blanketing regime, you can help avoid your horse growing all this excess hair. They may develop scratches on their legs from their skin getting wet and not drying properly.

Maybe you have a winter show series planned and you just want your horse looking his or her best. Whatever the case may be, body clipping is the quickest and easiest answer to get your horse ’s coat under control.

Horse body clippers aren’t meant to do minor touch-ups. While it may seem sacrilegious to trim a cob or Frisian horse ’s feathers, sometimes it’s necessary and heavy-duty clippers like these are great for the job.

You just can’t beat their power and you don’t have to worry about having to stop in the middle of your clip job to recharge or swap batteries. I have personal experience with a 20-year-old set of Outer clippers that is still running to this day.

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While I haven’t used this clipper personally, it had some really great ratings on the Amazon site. This clipper has a patented technology to ventilate the blades helping them to stay cooler longer.

Prices and images pulled from the Amazon Product Advertising API on: These are the best clippers for horse legs, bridle paths, muzzles, and general clipping jobs.

Typically, you aren’t going to be using them for long periods of time and it is great to just grab and go. In this category of horse clippers, I’ll still review both corded and cordless since I know not everybody’s preference matches my own.

I don’t think I’ve been to any barn with more than 10 horses and NOT found a pair of A5’s in the tack room. You absolutely can use it to body clip a horse one day and trim 20 head the next.

Don’t worry though, it takes standard sized blades as well. Quieter than the A5 (in my opinion) Locking switch ensures the clipper won’t accidentally shut off.

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Comes with wide blade perfect for body clipping horses. One thing I can say about the Outer company is they have been around for a long time.

I understand corded clippers have their space in the barn but cordless is far more convenient. Think about the difference between corded and cordless if you want to run through a barn of 10 or 20 horses to touch up bridle paths and muzzles.

With gentle horses and a cordless clipper, it’s a project you could knock out pretty quickly! Cordless Runs for up to 2 hours continuously Extra batteries available for purchase.

I’ve used Walls trimmers in the past, corded and cordless ones (you’ll see them below) and really been happy with the quality. One of the things Wall does differently than other horse clipper manufacturers is they have an adjustable blade.

That makes this clipper super convenient and great to take to horse shows! Corded or Cordless Runs 90 min on single charge.

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I don’t know how loud they are, so I can’t comment on that but absolutely everything else seems super awesome! They are primarily used for trimming ears, bridle paths and muzzles.

Well, maybe you could over a couple of weeks, but it just wouldn’t be worth the time or effort. I’ve included one which does have a little more power than the cordless counterparts.

I just needed to be able to trim the bridle path on my Arabian mare, clip her muzzle and tidy up her fetlocks. Occasionally I’d “boot up” her socks to make her look like a show horse or shave shapes into her hindquarters like hearts and clovers.

Plus, its cheap enough to let the barn kids use without worrying about them breaking your expensive clippers. On Amazon, this cordless clipper is clearly being marketed for dogs but don’t let that dissuade you.

As your clippers cut through the horse ’s hair, the blades will become dull over time. Some models will have built-in features that make it easy to switch out blades.

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The easiest to change are usually clippers found in the all-purpose category because they are designed to be able to handle a variety of clipping situations. Sometimes, due to their price range, it’s not even worth it to sharpen the blades on those clippers.

It is available in wide width for body clipping allowing you to get through the coat faster. It is a nice, wide blade that helps the clipping process go faster.

Some equestrians prefer this size blade for body clipping. When you are first learning how to body clip, having a little longer cut will give you more leeway towards blending as well.

For show horses, especially those with white socks, a #30 blade might be used to trim areas like the muzzle and bridle path. Because these are a closer cut than a #10, they can also be used to clip designs into your horses coat.

This is a very close cutting blade commonly used by veterinarians before stitching a wound. It will give your horse ’s muzzle an ultra close cut.

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I’m going to list a variety of items here but remember, always check the manual on your brand of clippers to see what they recommend specifically. Just put a small amount in a shallow dish, turn your clippers on and submerge just the blades.

There are a few different versions of this on the market, but they all help to do the same thing, the lubricate and cool the clipper blade. Whatever the case may be, you want to make sure you have at least one full can of this on hand before starting to body clip your horse.

There are different types available but a closed case is best for horse environments so that dust, dirt and loose hay don’t get into them as well! My horses either tolerated clipping or they didn’t and I moved on with my day.

You see, I’ve always ridden primarily trail horses so it didn’t really matter either way. In that case, all my showing friends swear by ear plugs.

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